As of this past Friday, just over 10% of the S&P 500 companies had reported earnings. This week we will see roughly 30% more of the S&P report. Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...
The decade that brought us the Enron scandal, the Madoff scandal, the subprime scandal, the Stanford scandal and the great bailout scandal has just two months to run and we have another scandal, the Rajaratnam scandal.
Financial companies that were shored up by taxpayer money are now paying their employees bug bucks in compensation and benefits. The chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee says that's a source of outrage in the country.
Yet another analyst has downgraded Goldman Sachs. Do they see something you don’t?
The Dow closed below 10,000 on Friday after disappointing results from GE and BofA suggested the road to economic recovery will be bumpy.
At this moment in time, it is the best earnings season ever on record. You heard that right.
Should you buy into Friday's weakness? Will you thank yourself in November? Or is it time to unwind your long positions?
Was the point of the financial rescue that our banks should LOSE money? With all of the hand-wringing this week about reported profits at JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs, it seems some people would be happier if our banks had reported losses instead of impressive gains.
'There's much more capital today than there was when we started, and you're seeing in cost of credit, availability of credit, really dramatic improvement in access to credit,' said Secretary of the Treasury TIMOTHY GEITHNER in an exclusive interview.
Earnings reports from General Electric and Bank of America are the big numbers for markets Friday, and they matter nearly as much in the foreign exchange and Treasury markets as they do in the stock market.
We've got a double header for you. Greg Troccoli interprets chart patterns in Goldman; next week could be critical for this stock. Also Pete Najarian take a look at the Vix.
Considering investors appear to have heightened expectations for banks, what should you expect when Bank of America reports earnings on Friday?
After hours the Fast Money traders were closely watching the action in IBM and Google as they sorted through earnings reports from both companies.
The Dow pulled off a nearly 50-point gain Thursday after a topsy-turvy session as the boost from oil's rally ultimately beat out disappointment in earnings from Goldman Sachs and Citigroup.
Traders applied the brakes Thursday, a day after the Dow topped 10,000, as Goldman Sachs and Citigroup proved no match for Wall Street's inflated earnings expectations.
Bonds are the anchor of an investor's portfolio, but they need to be played defensively, said Jim Keegan, portfolio manager of 5-star rated RidgeWorth Total Return Bond fund.
The problem for financials: the best have already reported. It's simple: Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have reported, it doesn’t get any better than that. They are the highest quality companies. From here, the news will likely be tougher.
Stocks opened lower on Thursday after Citigroup and Goldman Sachs posted earnings that beat expectations, but fell short of investor hopes. Jack Ablin, CIO of Harris Private Bank, discussed the earnings numbers and the sector going forward.
Bank stocks slipped Thursday after results from Goldman and Citi failed to live up to heightened expectations. Is the dip a buying opportunity?
Stocks opened lower on Thursday after the Dow closed above 10,000 on Wednesday for the first time since last October. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, said the 10,000 number is not that significant and offered his market outlook.